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Cafe:ine coffee sent us a bag of their Pinhoti “multi-purpose dark roast” whole bean roast courtesy of Mike at Niner.  Mike directs the Cafe:ine cycling grassroots team in the Atlanta, GA, area, and the team support is indicative of the brand’s overall efforts to support cycling.

They offer 24 roasts at present, many of which are co-branded with various teams, events or causes that support cycling in some manner, and part of the proceeds from those bags go to the group behind it.  And, you can get your own team or group private labeled on their coffee to use as a fund raiser.

If you’re headed to a major race in the Southeast, look for Floyd, their custom Airstream trailer that’s a rolling coffee shop.  Thor Hushovd apparently almost missed the start at one race because he was kickin’ it with a coffee there, and Cervelo Test Team has said it’s the best Espresso they’ve ever had in America.

How does it taste?  Read more

Good.  Real good.  The Pinhoti labels itself as a dark roast, but it’s not an intense flavor.  I gave up sugar in my coffee about a month ago, and the mild darkness provides solid flavor without any bitterness.  As I sit here trying to think of fancy, critical things to say while sipping my second giant mug of the morning (and looking at 12″ of snow covering the ground!), what keeps coming to mind is this:  It’s just a really good, smooth enjoyable cup of coffee.

Oh, and our bag was labeled as 12oz, which is pretty standard for gourmet coffee packaging, but sitting it next to another 12oz brick, it was a bit taller.  Not sure if that’s standard or if we got hooked up, but it was a nice bonus.

Go and get ya some.

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